Muhyiddin: Attorney General has no business interfering in affairs under purview of Home Minister

Muhyiddin said besides Malaysia, several other nations had also declared and maintained the LTTE as a terrorist group in their respective countries. Source (pic): TTF Files

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Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the Home Ministry has solid basis to keep the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) group on the country’s terror list.

He stressed on the fact that LTTE’s listing as a terrorist organisation was under the purview of the Home Minister in accordance with the law.

“The Attorney-General does not have the power under the law to interfere in the affairs under the purview of the Home Minister.

“Under Section 66B (1) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds From Illegal Activities 2001, the Home Minister has the power to name individuals or groups involved in terrorist activities as a specified entity.


KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry has solid basis to keep the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) group on the country’s terror list.

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the group was believed to still possess ideologies that could pose a threat to public order and national security.




“It is therefore the responsibility of the authorities to take action according to the law to curb any form of propaganda, spread of (threatening) ideologies, and activities associated with this group.

“The Malaysian government had listed the LTTE as a terrorist group since Nov 12, 2014. Based on the latest information received from the authorities, I as the Home Minister feel there is strong basis to maintain LTTE on the terror list,” he said.

Muhyiddin said this in a statement today in response to Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Tommy Thomas’s decision yesterday to drop criminal proceedings against 12 Malaysian men charged with supporting the now defunct LTTE.

Muhyiddin said the AG had urged him to review the LTTE’s position as a terrorist group.

He stressed on the fact that LTTE’s listing as a terrorist organisation was under the purview of the Home Minister in accordance with the law.

“The Attorney-General does not have the power under the law to interfere in the affairs under the purview of the Home Minister.

“Under Section 66B (1) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds From Illegal Activities 2001, the Home Minister has the power to name individuals or groups involved in terrorist activities as a specified entity.

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“The entity’s description is based on the latest intelligence and security information received from authorities such as police and other regulatory agencies or related surveillance.”

Muhyiddin said besides Malaysia, several other nations had also declared and maintained the LTTE as a terrorist group in their respective countries.

Among them were India, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

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